Single – Leg Head – to – Knee Forward Bend- Janu Sirsasana
Sit on the floor with your legs extended straight in front of you. While inhaling, bend the right knee and bring the heel of the foot in toward the pelvis, resting the sole of the right foot lightly against the inside of the left thigh. While exhaling, shift the torso slightly to the left. Grasp the inner left foot with the right hand, laying the thumb on the sole, and use the left hand to grasp the outside of the foot. Exhale and lengthen into the stretch. Hold and release. Then repeat in the other side.
- This pose is known to calm the brain, improve digestion, and stimulate the liver and kidneys.
- It can relieve mild depression, anxiety, fatigue, headache, symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort.
- The Head-to-Knee Forward Bend stretches the spine, shoulders hamstrings and groin.
- During pregnancy, it can strengthen the back muscles when performed without coming forward